12 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2014 3:23 AM by Edwin-R
kuksu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

HI,

 

iOS 7 back ground makes it difficult to read the text.  I know I can't change it in mail and messages, but Apple really needs to allow some customization.  This is really difficult to read for older eyes.


iPhone 5, iOS 7
  • 1. Re: iOS 7 back ground makes it difficult to read the text.  How can I change it in mail and messages?
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,560 points)

    Try inverting colors ...

     

    Tap Settings > General > Accessibility

  • 2. Re: iOS 7 back ground makes it difficult to read the text.  How can I change it in mail and messages?
    lori_dk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also have eye vision problems and it doesn't matter if I lessen the brightness, it is hard for me to read, I would love to know if there is options to change the colors of the icons which I put some in a file to black again, not the tan, and to change the keyboard and texting so that it isn't so white, very hard due to my vison problems.  Many phones have different color themes on there phones to choose from, Apple is missing boat on allowing us to customize this feature, especially for those with vision problems.  Inverting also inverts all your pictures, so that option stinks too.

     

    HELP!!!!

  • 3. Re: iOS 7 back ground makes it difficult to read the text.  How can I change it in mail and messages?
    bubazoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes I am having the same problem.  I am visually impaired also, and I notice I have to "constantly" switch invert colors on/off... 

     

    For instance, I have to turn invert colors ON  in

     

    messages

    emails

    settings screen

     

    pretty much any app that has a 'white' background.

     

    Then when I'm done using those apps,  I have to turn invert colors back off again

     

    especially for

     

    the lock screen

    the home screen

    anywhere else that doesn't have a white background

     

    so ya see,  I agree it is a pain, because after awhile when your constantly turning

    invert colors on/off,  and voiceover on/off, the iphone freezes up after awhile and you

    end up having to reboot the iphone several times a day just for toggling invert, and voiceover

    on//off all day long.   I mean sometimes its every 2 minutes I'm having to switch back and forth

    depending upon what app I'm trying to run.   so I understand completely.

     

    then I have to turn voiceover on to read on backgrounds I can't see,  like that dullish grey on

    the lock screens control center.  Since I don't know how to access that with VoiceOver on yet,

    I have to keep toggling voiceover on/off twice just to access then read the various  control center options

     

    So I getcha completely, and its even worse when you have to keep toggling voiceover on off all the time.

     

    There are times I wish there was a setting in voiceover for visually impared users that read whats on the screen but doesn't change the gesture set, otherwise I'd have voiceover on all the time but there are some things you

    can't access with voiceover on I'm finding out, especially in

     

    the app store when search results come up,

    accessiing the lock screen's top and bottom contron center,

    terminating apps from the multitaslking area

     

    can't perform those actions using voiceover

  • 4. Re: iOS 7 back ground makes it difficult to read the text.  How can I change it in mail and messages?
    anilsudhakaran Level 4 Level 4 (1,375 points)

    Settings >> General >> Text Size to change text size.

  • 5. Re: iOS 7 back ground makes it difficult to read the text.  How can I change it in mail and messages?
    Livebox Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    A very childish-looking interface with some over-designed touches, and a few neat features that •may• make it worthwhile.

     

    There really should be some fore-thought into how the more mature eye might strain with new colour schemes. Just a little colour customisation could be included relatively easily and cheaply, couldn't it? Even if only for mail and messages?

     

    If Apple really wants to keep making it harder for its sizeable 'middle-aged and beyond' clientele to read their messages, well, my eldest brother swears by a larger thing made by Samsung. I'm beginning to see his point..!

  • 6. Re: iOS 7 back ground makes it difficult to read the text.  How can I change it in mail and messages?
    Woodycoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can enlarge the text and even bold it but it doesn't change the letters on the keyboard.  I too find it hard to read!  We've gone to a kids android phone. Should of waited for the reviews

    So how do I change back to IOS6 without losing my set up of pictures, games and apps?

  • 7. Re: iOS 7 back ground makes it difficult to read the text.  How can I change it in mail and messages?
    Meleaf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just downloaded the new operating system on both my iphone and ipad: iOS 7.0.2.  I am very unhappy with the changes that have occurred with this download.  I would like to go back to iOS 6 and would like to know how to do so.

     

    I did not want, expect, or need the visiuals on every part of my ipad to change.  Is there a way to change the screen appearance back to what it was?

     

    Icons have been changed to "line drawings" (if that makes sense) and now the screens are all in shades of grays and blues.  This is much harder to read and creates eye strain that was not an issue before.  The previous iteration had sharp colors and good contrast - making it so much easier on the eyes.

     

    How can I fix this so my ipad is not so troublesome to use?  Inverting colors is not helping.

  • 8. Re: iOS 7 back ground makes it difficult to read the text.  How can I change it in mail and messages?
    fresnof15 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I concur...there's too much white and there's no way (that I'm aware of) to control the brightness.  Apple really needs to fix this.   Going "negative" as other's have suggested replaces the white background with black but inverts the rest of the color spectrum and that's not tolerable either. I'm baffled as to why they pushed this IOS out with such a severe screen presence and no way to adjust it. 

  • 9. Re: iOS 7 back ground makes it difficult to read the text.  How can I change it in mail and messages?
    Edwin-R Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Gents,

     

     

    Does Apple read these complaints???

     

     

    I have same problem too and I'm now thinking to change my phone due this, It's really difficult to use due this white bright background on keyboard, and really thin letters, is not helpping me...

     

     

    I love my phone, but I'm start thinking to change it to an Android phone because keyboard is better (dark baground, with bold letters)...

     

    IO6 was so easy to use, and so clear. now this new interface is so usseless for me...

     

    and like others, inverting colors back and forth is not a choice (unless it's only for the keyboard...)

     

     

    Please Apple listen to us! do not ignore us....

     

     

    Regards.

  • 10. Re: iOS 7 back ground makes it difficult to read the text.  How can I change it in mail and messages?
    bubazoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yeah I agree with all you guys statements, the color scheme on IOS 7 *****,

     

    I am having to constantly turn on off on off on off  "invert color" mode just to switch between

    the home screen, typing, and reading text messages, its an absolute pain!!

     

    I never had any of this trouble in IOS 6.

     

    What they SHOULD do, is make 2 different color schemes

    one LIGHT color scheme,

    and one DARK color scheme, for those using "invert colors" frequently.

     

    See, what Apple doesn't seem to understand is, when you turn on "invert colors",

    the lock screen turns bright WHITE, so you have to turn invert colors OFF just to read the lock screen,

    then back ON when you want to type an email, read a text message, etc etc, then turn it off again when

    you want to play a game.

     

    and see, after awhile, when you switch invert colors on off on off after so  many times, it drains on the devices resources, & you have to reboot the device to get accessibility options working again.   I have to reboot the device several times a day now just because of that, when its just a simple fix of adding a darker color scheme as a 2nd or alternative option. 

     

    I mean, even as a normal sighted person, turning on invert colors is annoying when your at the lock screen or playing a game, think about those of us who depend upon it just to read text on the screen..  VoiceOver has the smilar issues when you have to turn it off on off on all the time it drains the system resources of the phone also,

    so I agree completely...

     

    but ya know, they don't listen to us...  cuz its an option they don't use, so they don't understand... If they used that option for even 5 seconds, they'd understand what we're talking about....  What Apple should do is hire one of us as a beta tester to help them test out these types of issues,  from one of us like myself who knows a thinkg or two about accessibility options of the phone.

     

    I've been an Apple idevice fan for years, but, IOS 7 was a major disappointment in the accessibility arena..

     

    kind regards,

    Tom

  • 11. Re: iOS 7 back ground makes it difficult to read the text.  How can I change it in mail and messages?
    TJBUSMC1973 Level 5 Level 5 (5,180 points)

    If you haven't used www.apple.com/feedback, now is a good time to do so.

     

    Apple does not monitor these forums for product or service feedback.  It is only monitored to make sure the forums users follow the terms & conditions.

     

    If you want to get your opinion to Apple, use the proper feedback channel: www.apple.com/feedback

  • 12. Re: iOS 7 back ground makes it difficult to read the text.  How can I change it in mail and messages?
    Edwin-R Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey people,

     

    how did you see last update?

     

    I can see a better keyboard now... at least!